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Who is our customer

The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) will be FMO’s contracting counterparty, but the beneficiaries of the project will be FMO’s client base, FMO’s partners (primarily Dutch partners) and FMO itself. KIT was set up in 1910 as a ‘Colonial Institute’ for the study of the Tropics and the promotion of trade and industry in the former colonies; it is now a foundation / society that works as an advisory and research firm to enhance the positive impact of agencies, governments and corporations on sustainable development in low- and medium income countries. They achieve this by generating evidence and applied knowledge for the practical implementation of socio-economic change, working in partnerships.

What is our funding objective?

The aim a partnership with KIT is to bring rigorous expertise to FMO’s Women’s Market and Women-Owned SME approach and to support the FMO Gender Working Group in its mission, as well as to ensure that FMO’s FI clients are appropriately served. KIT will support FMO in its journey towards developing the WSMEs market and to build in a better gender lens in its financing strategy and approach.

Why do we fund this investment?

This project is highly aligned with FMO’s strategy to reduce inequality, specifically gender inequality.

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Date Total FMO financing
11/6/2018 EUR 0.05 MLN
Website customer/investment
Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Services
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End date
Total FMO financing
EUR 0.19 MLN